Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received Chairman of African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat to discuss ways to boost cooperation as well as to find solutions to conflicts in the African continent.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri, Presidency Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said.
President Sisi welcomed Faki’s visit to Cairo to participate in the retreat of special envoys in Africa to enhance peace and security at the continental level.
The President said Egypt looks forward to further advancing cooperation and close coordination with the African Commission to strengthen joint African action in various fields, particularly by focusing on economic integration, peace and security, institutional reform of the Union, and cooperation with international partners.
For his part, Faki underscored the importance of Egypt and its weight in the African continent. He expressed his appreciation for Egypt’s efforts to help promote development efforts of its African brothers.
He also lauded Egypt’s commitment to contribute to preserving security and political stability in the continent. He added that this included hosting the Retreat of Special Envoys in Africa and providing full substantive and logistical support to ensure its success, as it represents a major platform for sharing expertise and exchanging diverse experiences in order to contribute to settling conflicts and maintaining and building peace.
The presidential spokesman also said that the meeting discussed developments in various issues on the regional and continental levels, and the latest developments in a number of conflicts on the African continent and efforts to reach political solutions for them, including the situation in the Sahel and Horn of Africa regions, as well as the situation in neighboring Sudan.